The hard part is doing a correct rebuild and from reading the forums very few can get it right, not the kind of job a novice should begin with IMO.If you have the tools and time, you are probably better off doing the job yourself. The OEM rebuild kits are cheaper than aftermarket, and pulling the unit off the bike is the hardest part of the job.
+1The hard part is doing a correct rebuild and from reading the forums very few can get it right, not the kind of job a novice should begin with IMO.
An experienced mechanic (me) recommends a compression test if the bike is new to you or has an unknown history. Saves a lot of potential problems down the road with good money thrown after bad and takes but a few minutes.The bike is running a little rough and an experienced rider said the carbs need cleaning.
My original carbs were acting up and I took them to a local guy who didn't do anything to help, so he wanted the bike and that's when he messed the carbs up so much that I ended up buying a set from e-bay.+1
Correct me if I'm wrong Dennis, but you have post after post about your carbs not working correctly, removing them multiple times, and at one point, someone else rebuilt a set for you?
I'm sure you would. And if you have any experience at all, you can pull it off with all the help you'll get from this forum.I don't work on my own car anymore but think I'd enjoy working on my bike.